Two Michigan football players have found a new spot to work out, but Ohio State fans aren't too pleased with the location. That's because Wolverines tight end Erick All and linebacker Joey Velazquez have been showing up at Lincoln Tower Park, which is located on Ohio State's campus, right behind Ohio Stadium to get some reps in during the coronavirus quarantine.
The two players are from Ohio, with Velazquez being from Columbus, and they say the best spot they found just happen to be a student recreational facility on the Buckeyes' campus.
Something you don’t see every day in the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry: Wolverines players and Ohio natives Erick All and Joey Velazquez among those in a group working out a stone’s throw from Ohio Stadium, on the turf fields at Lincoln Tower Park, due to quarantine. pic.twitter.com/bRttRgajUl— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) April 28, 2020
Once people realized where the two players were running drills, Ohio State fans had some angry responses.
One Buckeye fan tweeted, "Get off our lawn!"
Get off our lawn!— I Miss Sports (@bummybuckeye) April 28, 2020
All responded saying, "We'll be there [tomorrow] too come take us off."
We’ll be there tmmrw too come take us off— Erick All Jr. (@eallindi83) April 27, 2020
That's when the players started getting involved, and Ohio State Buckeye's cornerback Cameron Brown asked what time to show up.
What time ? https://t.co/lYJvrHXQHZ— Cameron Brown® (@luh_cam_) April 28, 2020
It doesn't seem like there was actually a confrontation, and All said no one showed up to stop the two from practicing on the field.
No sir— Erick All Jr. (@eallindi83) April 28, 2020
Even during the pandemic, college football rivalries stay strong.
Michigan and Ohio State have met a total of 116 times on the football field, with their last meeting on November 30, 2019. The Buckeyes won that contest 56-27.